Resource Guide for Advocates


The Quality Imperative: Model State Legislation for Managed Care

Side by Side Comparison of the Consumer Coalition's bill to:

Preliminary Analysis of Managed Care Laws and Regulation in 21 States:
States available include AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, IL, KS, MD, MA, MO, MS, NE, NM, NY, NC, OK, PA, VA and WA.

Model Consumer Testimony on the Need for Consumer Protection and Quality Assurance in Managed Care

Comments on Mississippi Medicaid Task Force Report

Consumer Perspective on NAIC model bills

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WWW Virtual Library: State Government
This Web sites contains links to every state in the union, numerous agencies and departments, and often has state statutes on line. Http//

AAHP Online and Healthplan
This is the Web site for the managed care trade association and their magazine. They publish the latest trends in managed care.


Medicaid Managed Care: Perspectives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, (1996); and,

NAIC Model Managed Care Bills:
Contact the Publications Department of NAIC at 816-374-7259 and ask for the most recent drafts of the model acts regulating managed care. There will be a charge for the bills.

Medicaid Managed Care: An Advocate’s Guide for Protecting Children
National Association of Child Advocates, August 1996
This manual is the product of a collaborative effort between NACA and the National Health Law Program and is designed for use by a broad audience. The manual’s eleven chapters present programmatic and technical information about Medicaid, managed care, and state Medicaid managed care programs, as well as an in-depth discussion of strategies that advocates can use to influence the design and implementation of Medicaid managed care programs in their states and localities. The manual also includes a series of appendices that contains additional information. To order, send $40 for non-profit organizations and government agencies or $100 for for-profit organizations for each copy to: National Assoc. of Child Advocates; 1522 K St, NW, Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20005. For more information, call Donna Langill at NACA at 202-289-0771

"Putting the Care Back in Healthcare; SEIU Healthcare Restructuring in America" and "Demanding Quality: SEIU Principles for Quality Care” Contact: SEIU, 1313 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202-898-3200.

“Managed Care: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” and “Doing the Right Thing for Safety Net Health Services” Contact AFSCME Public Policy Department, 1625 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 or call at 202-429-1155.

The Managed Care Consumers’ Bill of Rights; A Health Policy Guide for Advocates October 1995 by Ruth Finkelstein, Cathy Hurwit, and Richard Kirsch; The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York in Cooperation with the Citizens’ Fund. To order the Guide, please send $5.00 to: PPEF 94 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. (518) 465-2890.

Summary of "The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; (Kassebaum-Kennedy)" in Families USA Field Report, available by contacting the Govenment Affairs Department at Families USA, 1334 G St., NW, Washington DC 20005. 202-628-3030; 202-347-2417.

Managed Care and Low Income Populations: Case Studies of Managed Care in California, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas
A Publication of the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund. Many valuable publications are available from the Fund by visiting their Web site at or by requesting a publications list from Best Assembly & Fulfillment Services, Inc., 20 Meridian Road Eatontown, NJ 07724.

AARP Video News Release: Consumers Prepare to Meet the Managed Care Challenge; This VNR is available from AARP for use in reaching out to your local television stations to describe the need for consumer protections in managed care. Contact Van Ellet in State Legislation at 202-434-3949 to request a copy.


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